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Helen McCrory

Their Finest (2017)

Their Finest is one of those warm, fuzzy crowd-pleasers, radiating a cosy charm as it gently unfurls towards a satisfying climax with the minimal amount of fuss, and where not having enough water to make a decent cuppa is the closest we…

A Little Chaos (2014)

There is nothing chaotic about A Little Chaos, the new romantic drama, directed and co-written by and starring Alan Rickman, alongside Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci. Everything in this delightful period piece comes together in perfect…

Skyfall (2012)

Dashing with Daniel When they chose Daniel Craig as the new James Bond they forgot how Ian Fleming conceived the character. Craig isn't really "dashing" unless you just mean by that somebody who dashes. He's simply tougher, more ramped…

Skyfall (2012)

Well, it's hard to think of a movie that would be more fitting to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Bond movie franchise but I've not seen many reviews also pointing out a number of the problems, both minor and major, in the latest 007…

Flying Blind (2012)

There are many reasons to want to see a movie. You may like the director or writer or the cast. You may be intrigued by the ideas that the film explores. You may just be a genre fan trying to see as much in your particular field as…

Hugo (2011)

I really didn't know what to expect when I finally managed to see Hugo. I'd seen the trailers in the cinema and had assumed it was a family movie but that was all I knew. I didn't know the plot details, apart from seeing that an automaton…

We’ll Take Manhattan (2012)

We’ll Take Manhattan follows cockney photographer David Bailey (Welsh actor Aneurin Barnard) and model Jean Shrimpton (Karen Gillen - Doctor Who’s Amy Pond) on their trip to New York in 1962 for a Vogue photo shoot. Written and directed by…